|(Yellowest squash I've ever seen)|
|(Of course there were cupcakes)|
Here are some recipes from the weekend:
Michael's Chimchurri Sauce:
1 bunch of cilantro
1 bunch of flat leaf parsley
4 cloves of garlic
Sriracha hot sauce
- Pulse the cilantro, parley and garlic in a food processor (hubs uses the mini food processor which works perfectly). Add olive oil until sauce is a thick but liquidy consistency. Add sriracha to taste.
Tiramisu (adapted from Debi Mazar & Gabriele 's Cooking Channel show, Extra Virgin)
3 cups brewed coffee, cooled
2 (8-ounce) containers mascarpone
5 eggs, separated
14 ounces savoiardi cookies (firm ladyfingers)
4 ounces sugar, plus 2 tablespoons or more, for the coffee
2 shots rum or Italian Marsala, optional
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup shaved dark chocolate
- Prepare the coffee (I used a French press) and pour it in a bowl and allow to cool off.
- Mix the egg yolks with 2 ounces sugar, and mix until you obtain a creamy light mixture.
- Work the mascarpone in a bowl using a wooden spoon, making sure you eliminate any lumps (I used mascarpone from Whole Foods and it was creamy so I skipped this part), then add the mascarpone to the sugar-egg mixture and continue to mix well.
- In a separate bowl, mix the egg whites, pinch of salt, and the remaining 2 ounces sugar, until they reach a somewhat firm, but fluffy consistency, then add them to the mascarpone mixture.
- Dip the entire savoiardi cookie (firm ladyfingers) in the coffee, and one by one lay them flat into a 13 x 9 pyrex tray. Only dip the entire cookie for 1 second, making sure you do not soak the cookies, as you want to make sure they maintain their firmness.
- Once the first layer of cookies has been laid out, spread a layer of the mascarpone cream on top, and dust with 1 tablespoon cocoa powder.
- Prepare another layer of coffee-dipped cookies, cream and cocoa powder. Garnish the top of the cake with the shaved dark chocolate.
- Cover the tray with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 3 hours so the flavors can marry and the tiramisu can settle.